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BTEC Extended Diploma in Business at Bishop Laney Sixth Form

Course description

The Extended Diploma is a two year, full-time course that meets entry requirements in its own right for learners who want to progress to higher education courses in business areas before entering employment. It can also support learners who want to progress directly to employment in job roles in business or business management and Higher Apprenticeships in the business sector.

Course content

Year 1 Programme of Study Unit 1— Exploring a Business (mandatory) Unit 2—Developing a Marketing Campaign—externally assessed control assessment (mandatory) Unit 3—Personal and Business Finance—exam (mandatory) Unit 4—Managing an Event (mandatory) Unit 8—Recruitment and Selection Process Unit 22— Market Research Unit 27—Work Experience in Business—students will be undertaking two weeks work experience in their related studies Year 2 Programme of Study Unit 5—International Business (mandatory) Unit 6—Principles of Management—externally assessed control assessment (mandatory) Unit 7—Business Decision Making—externally assessed synoptic assessment (mandatory) Unit 13—Cost and Management Accounting Unit 18—Creative Promotion Unit 21—Training and Development

Entry requirements

Minimum requirements of 5A*- C grades or 4-9 grade at GCSE, including English and Maths.


Assessment is specifically designed to fit the purpose and objective of the qualification. It includes a range of assessment types and styles suited to vocational qualifications in the sector. There are three main forms of assessment that you need to be aware of: external, internal and synoptic. Each assessment is taken under specified conditions, then marked by Pearson and a grade awarded. Learners must achieve all external units at pass grade or above. Learners are permitted to resit any external assessment only once during their programme. The styles of external assessment used for qualifications in the Business suite are: • examinations – all learners take the same assessment at the same time, normally with a written outcome • set tasks – learners take the assessment during a defined window and demonstrate understanding through completion of a vocational task. Some external assessments include a period of preparation using set information. External assessments are available twice a year. Qualifications in the suite are graded using a scale of P to D*, or PP to D*D*, or PPP to D*D*D*

Future opportunities

The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to meeting admission requirements to many relevant courses, for example: • BSc (Hons) in Business and Management • BA (Hons) and BSc(Hons) in Business Studies • BSc (Hons) in International Management.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff. Contact Bishop Laney 6th form for further information.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 01 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Course code: 601/7160/1
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